First Bank Takes Financial Inclusion To Over 3,000 Schools

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First Bank of Nigeria Ltd., a member of FBN Holdings Plc, on Tuesday commenced its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) Week in over 3,000 secondary schools across the country to improve financial literacy and inclusion among students.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the scheme, which involves career counseling session, is part of activities marking the second edition of the bank’s CR&S Week scheduled for June 19 to 23, 2018.

The event themed ‘Touching Lives; You First’ offers First Bank employees the opportunity to give their time and resources in the service of humanity.

Dr Adesola Adeduntan, the bank’s Managing Director, speaking at Yaba College of Technology Secondary School, said the week-long event was the bank’s brand promise to always put stakeholders’ needs first.

Adeduntan said the event was being commemorated across its business communities in Nigeria, United Kingdom, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal.

He said the initiative was to reinforce the bank’s role in driving sustainable development in the communities where it operates.

Adeduntan stated that the 2018 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability week would amplify the bank’s ‘Employee Giving and Volunteering Scheme’ to create sustainable impact, touch lives and make our societies a better place to live.

Counseling the students, he said: “Professional life is rewarding but it always comes with continuous improvement and investment.”

Adeduntan called on the students to always align their interests and passion with their capabilities in career decision as well as personal brand.

“Even though you think you are young but we believe this is the period you should begin to build your personal brand.

“You need to be creative, innovative and more especially collaborative as collaboration is very important if you want to grow in career.

“Whoever you are, the ability to collaborate and communicate is very important,” he said.

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